Gitmo in Darkness: Al Qaeda Strikes

(28 customer reviews)

  • Author: Eric Wentz
  • Pub Date: April 30, 2020
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An entry guaranteed to please readers who look for good and stylistic writing and characters that are compelling and worth following, Eric Wentz’ Gitmo in Darkness: Al Qaeda Strikes follows Lieutenant Commander Grant Chisolm on a death-defying mission as a liaison officer to Guantanamo. While this is a mission that provides him with the unique opportunity to avenge the death of his father, assassinated by the jihadists in 1980, it also plunges him into the den of vipers, navigating the treacherous world of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Can he fulfill his mission, get his revenge and pull out of the fray unscathed?

Eric Wentz is a great storyteller who invents a world that distills the reality that we live in and characters that remind readers of some of the defining moments that have been at the center of the conflict in religion and the threat of terrorism. This novel asks the question: Why do the jihadists do what they do? As the reader follows the powerful conflict, they encounter a character that experiences a powerful psychological conflict as he struggles to understand the nuances of the religious conflict.

There are memorable characters like Moustafa Arius Riat al-Haj, also known as detainee 9696 whose role in the narrative lifts the story and helps in the development of the conflict. The international setting is ingeniously done and it takes readers from the outback regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Guantanamo prison in Cuba. Eric Wentz writes beautifully, employing literary techniques like suspense which enriches the reading experience and increases the reader’s interest. Nothing is what it seems and the surprising twists are manifold. From the gorgeous writing to the sophisticated characters, Gitmo in Darkness: Al-Qaeda Strikes makes for a real page-turner.

Reviewed by David Reyes

Review Date: April 8, 2020

28 reviews for Gitmo in Darkness: Al Qaeda Strikes

  1. David Reyes

    The compelling novel pulls the reader in from the start with a grueling battle that occurred hundreds of years after the flight of the prophet Mohammad to Mecca and ramps up through a breathless military operation in modern day Middle East, hunting the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In this novel, Eric Wentz demonstrates his unique storytelling skills and reinvents the world that witnesses the fierce conflict between Christianity and Islam.

    The protagonist is US Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Grant Chisolm, a man who has a huge grudge against the Islamists who killed his father in 1980. As a liaison officer in Guantanamo, his path will cross with that of the infamous detainee 9696, Moustafa Arius Riat al-Haj, being escorted to the prison in Guantanamo in Cuba. The outcome is symbolic of the encounter between the East and the West in a conflict that has strong religious undertones.

    There is so much to relish in Eric Wentz writing — the cunning plot, the memorable characters, the deft handling of conflict, and the historical hints of the narrative. The world building is impeccable and readers will enjoy the colorful setting and how skillfully the author weaves powerful images into the story. The conflict is nuanced and it is interesting to follow the protagonist as his level of understanding of the jihadists deepens. The plot is well-developed and there is no way the reader can predict where it leads. The intensity of the action, the tight writing, and the complex situations in which the protagonist finds himself are some of the elements that put this novel at the same level with works of David Baldacci and Harlan Coben.

  2. Romuald Dzemo

    An entry guaranteed to please readers who look for good and stylistic writing and characters that are compelling and worth following, Eric Wentz’ Gitmo in Darkness: Al Qaeda Strikes follows Lieutenant Commander Grant Chisolm on a death-defying mission as a liaison officer to Guantanamo. While this is a mission that provides him with the unique opportunity to avenge the death of his father, assassinated by the jihadists in 1980, it also plunges him into the den of vipers, navigating the treacherous world of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Can he fulfill his mission, get his revenge and pull out of the fray unscathed?

    Eric Wentz is a great storyteller who invents a world that distills the reality that we live in and characters that remind readers of some of the defining moments that have been at the center of the conflict in religion and the threat of terrorism. This novel asks the question: Why do the jihadists do what they do? As the reader follows the powerful conflict, they encounter a character that experiences a powerful psychological conflict as he struggles to understand the nuances of the religious conflict.

    There are memorable characters like Moustafa Arius Riat al-Haj, also known as detainee 9696 whose role in the narrative lifts the story and helps in the development of the conflict. The international setting is ingeniously done and it takes readers from the outback regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Guantanamo prison in Cuba. Eric Wentz writes beautifully, employing literary techniques like suspense which enriches the reading experience and increases the reader’s interest. Nothing is what it seems and the surprising twists are manifold. From the gorgeous writing to the sophisticated characters, Gitmo in Darkness: Al-Qaeda Strikes makes for a real page-turner.

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